Born On This Day...

In 1544 Renaissance poet, Torquato Tasso
In 1731 Judge, Robert Treat Paine (signed Declaration of Independence)
In 1811 Astronomer, Urbain Jean Joseph Leverrier (co-discovered Neptune)
In 1885 Auto racer, Malcolm Campbell (first to travel 5 miles a minute)
In 1890 Scientist, Vannevar Bush (constructed world's first analog computer)
In 1898 Silent film actress, Dorothy Gish (Orphans of the Storm)
In 1903 Bandleader, Lawrence Welk (Lawrence Welk Show) [d: 5-17-92]
In 1916 British statesman, Sir Harold Wilson [d: 5-24-95]
In 1919 Bandleader, Mercer Ellington (son of Duke Ellington) [d: 2-8-96]
In 1923 Tennis player, A. Louise Althea Brough (4-time Wimbledon champ) [d: 2-3-14]
In 1926 Civil rights leader, Ralph D. Abernathy [d: 4-17-90]
In 1928 Director, Peter Roger Hunt (Dr. No) [d: 8-14-02]
In 1928 Actor, Albert Salmi (Daniel Boone, 79 Park Avenue) [d: 4-23-90]
In 1930 Auto racer, Troy Ruttman [d: 5-19-97]
In 1931 Actress, Diane Brewster (Leave It To Beaver) [d: 11-12-91]
In 1931 Newspaper publisher, Rupert Murdoch (Fox Network) (90)
In 1932 British government official, Nigel Lawson (89)
In 1934 Broadcast journalist, Sam Donaldson (Primetime Live) (87)
In 1934 Geneticist, George Stamatoyannopoulos [d: 6-16-18]
In 1936 U.S. Supreme Court Justice, Antonin Scalia (1986-2016) [d: 2-13-16]
In 1939 Country singer, Flaco Jimenez (Texas Tornados) (82)
In 1944 Drummer, Ric Rothwell (Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders) (77)
In 1945 Baseball player, Dock Phillip Ellis (Yankees) [d: 12-19-08]
In 1945 Guitarist/songwriter, Harvey Mandel (Canned Heat) (76)
In 1945 Actress, Tricia O'Neal (Piranha Part II) (76)
In 1947 World-champion squash player, Geoffrey Hunt (74)
In 1947 Singer/keyboardist, Mark Stein (Vanilla Fudge) (74)
In 1948 Singer/guitarist, George Kooymans (Golden Earring) (73)
In 1948 Actress, Dominique Sanda (Beyond Good & Evil) (73)
In 1950 Football player, Windlan Hall (Vikings, Super Bowl XI) (71)
In 1950 Singer/songwriter, Bobby McFerrin (Don't Worry Be Happy) (71)
In 1950 Producer/director, Jerry Zucker (Airplane!, Naked Gun) (71)
In 1952 Author, Douglas Adams (Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy) [d: 5-11-01]
In 1952 Actress, Susan Richardson (Susan Bradford-Eight Is Enough) (69)
In 1955 Country singer, Jimmy Fortune (Statler Brothers) (66)
In 1955 Actress, Nina Hagen (Blue Angel) (66)
In 1956 Astronaut, Curtis L. Brown Jr. (STS-47) (65)
In 1957 Singer, Cheryl Lynn (Got to Be Real) (64)
In 1961 Bassist, Michael Percy (Dead or Alive) (60)
In 1961 Actor, Elias Koteas (The Thin Red Line) (60)
In 1961 Guitarist, Bruce Watson (Big Country) (60)
In 1962 Actor, Peter Berg (Dr. Billy Kronk-Chicago Hope) (59)
In 1962 Actor, Jeffrey Nordling (Jake-Once And Again) (59)
In 1962 Country singer/songwriter, Darden Smith (59)
In 1962 Singer/songwriter, Lenny Wolf (Kingdom Come) (59)
In 1963 Actress, Alex Kingston (Dr. Elizabeth Corday-ER) (58)
In 1964 Actress, Emma Chambers (Notting Hill) [d: 2-21-18]
In 1965 Actor, Wallace Langham (CSI, The Social Network) (56)
In 1967 Actor, John Barrowman (Peter-Central Park West, Titans) (54)
In 1968 Singer/TV host, Lisa Loeb (Stay, Do You Sleep/Food Network) (53)
In 1969 Singer, Pete Droge (52)
In 1969 Guitarist, Rami Jaffee (Wallflowers) (52)
In 1971 Actor/host, Johnny Knoxville (Jackass) (50)
In 1979 Singer/guitarist, Benji Madden (Good Charlotte) (42)
In 1979 Singer, Joel Madden (Good Charlotte) (42)
In 1981 Actor, David Anders (Mr. Sark-Alias) (40)
In 1982 Actress, Thora Birch (Day By Day, Parenthood, Now and Then) (39)
In 1982 Actress, Lindsey McKeon (Katie-Saved By The Bell) (39)
In 1983 Actress, Jade Harlow (Port Charles, Passions) (38)
In 1989 Actor, Anton Yelchin (Chekov-Star Trek) [d: 6-19-16]
In 1993 Basketball player, Anthony Davis (Hornets) (28)

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